Penni wants a baby - Benni isn't so sure - until he sees all the great stuff that comes with boys! The stork has retired and the gooseberry bush is so 20th century. Now Penni and Benni can choose their perfect baby on an ipad app and have it delivered to their door... their very own Special Delivery!
When Penni and Benni's Special Delivery day finally arrives, it's full of joy and unexpected surprises!
I've written and illustrated Special Delivery to be both a funny and thought-provoking book. It would be a wonderful gift for new parents and baby showers and give a new answer to those pesky kids who ask... "Where do babies come from?!"
This is to be the first in a series exploring life for a young family in a technologically challenging age, so come along for the ride!
The video above explains what is on offer. Take a look at the reward options below and on the right hand side and choose how you would like to support this project so that you too will soon be having your own Special Delivery winging it's way to you.
Names for the Cherished supporters can be your name, your pet or your new grandchild - it doesn't have to be a new baby - we were all Special Deliveries once!
Additional copies - if you would like additional copies of the book, please add £11 to the total. For a signed copy add £14 - and for an extra gift pack £25. Please let me know in a kickstarter message!
Schedule: Almost all the work is done, I just need to do the inside covers for the Cherished Supporters. I'm having a vacation with my wife to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary in November so I'm going to say it should all be sent in time for Christmas.
Why Kickstarter? Why am I not doing this book with my usual publishers? This book is the first in a series of books and I want you to be part of the journey! I also want Penni and Benni's new family's exploits to go beyond the book, into social media and beyond telling the story day by day. I couldn't really do that with a traditional publisher.
Risks and challenges
I have successfully completed three KickStarter book projects and have a lot of experience in publishing. The artwork for the project is all completed. You can view my painting progress on this Youtube playlist http://bit.ly/SpDelPlaylist
At the end of the campaign I will have to collect and collate all the requests for the endpaper pages from cherished supporters - I can only go to final print when I have everyone's names. I may have to set a cut off date when I will use my judgement to add details from the information I have.
Short of illness or Brexit creating havoc, I can't see any major problems. I've dealt with all the printers before and have not had any problems.
I am taking a 30th wedding anniversary vacation, beginning November, but I feel pretty confident that I can send everything out in time for Christmas. Any questions please do ask!
- (15 days)